Archive of ‘Snacks’ category

Chickpea Cake

chickpea cake

 

Yes! You read that right this is a cake made out of chickpea! I have to admit when I heard about this I tried it with reservations but OMG! I could have gobbled this up 10 times over! It’s not paleo but it is healthy in the grand scheme of eating cake! There are minimal ingredients and it’s really quick and simple to make.

The texture was light and airy which I love, but also dangerous but it doesn’t fill you up so you could quite easily keep going back for more!! You can add whatever topping tickles your fancy, we added about 1/2 tbsp of lemon curd, but this would be equally as delicious with a red summer berries on top, or any fruits to add a bit of zesty zing to it! Either way it’s surprisingly scrumptious and I would thoroughly recommend it! My one piece of advice is don’t sniff the batter before you bake it, it’ll put you off but I promise once baked you won’t regret it!

 

Love Roo xx

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Chia seed and banana loaf

chia seed and banana loaf

 

My sister and I baked this and by that I mean my sister helped me to bake this!! I really wanted to try the recipe and share it but I really don’t like bananas so needed someone who would do the taste test for me!

This recipe was really easy to make and I am really proud of this one! Even though I dislike banana I was really tempted to give this a try as it smelled delicious and cinnamon-y! And once again this recipe is paleo and gluten free, packed with protein and omega 3. Which makes it a guilt free treat 🙂

 

Love Roo xx

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Lemon and Chia Seed Muffins

lemon and chia seed muffinsI made these delicious lemon and chia seed muffins over the weekend. They’re gluten free, paleo, light and airy!

They make a great alternative for breakfast and is great for eating on the go 🙂 These were easy to make and were a firm favourite with my happy helpers who were there to do the taste testing!

Love Roo xx

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Carob – What is it and should I eat it?

If you ask anyone about carob they probably won’t have heard of it, however for us healthy foodie fitness freaks who consider our body as our temple and the only thing that should pass our lips are pure, raw and healthy foods then this is a saviour! Carob is a chocolate substitute and is often referred to as “healthy chocolate”.

Here’s the low down on carob; It’s native to the Mediterranean and the Middle East as the climate there is perfect for this to grow on trees. The carob pod can either be split open so you use the seeds or the pod itself can be ground to make carob powder, which is what is used as a direct substitute for cocoa powder (this can be used like for like in any recipe).

Carob Nutrients:

  • 80% protein
  • magnesium
  • calcium
  • iron
  • potassium
  • vitamins A, B , B2, B3, D
  • low in fat
  • high in fibre
  • caffeine free
  • PALEO FRIENDLY!!

Here’s a couple of recipes to get you started: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/whole-story/advantages-carob

But if you don’t fancy baking anything and just want to try it before committing to buying a big bag of powder, why not try these carob candy bars out first:

CAROB

 

Love Roo xx

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Paleo BBQ

The summer is here and that means it’s bbq season! Everyone wants to sit out, cook out and chill out! The great thing about bbq’s is that it is generally a meat fest so it’s great for us carnivorous paleo eaters, however it’s usually the bits on the side that tend to be where we fail. Also if you’re inviting people over and they don’t care whether or not it’s paleo they just want yummy food! So here’s a link to my pinterest board of tons of yummy recipes that will wow any guest and your gut!!

 

Love Roo xx

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Chia Seed Pudding Pot :)

I made these the other day and wanted to share them with you all! These are amazing for post workout nibbles because not only are they are packed with protein (check out all the info about the chia seed and find out what all of the fuss is about!), they are super delicious and you feel like you’re having a really naughty treat, but with each pot only having 120 calories you don’t need to fret about piling on the pounds! Now that’s my kind of pudding!! Oh and did I mention that it’s Paleo? This is checking all of my boxes fitfam folks!

So here’s how to make this delightful pot of happiness:

  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1.5 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (I used impact whey protein vanilla flavoured, but you could always add a bit of cinnamon or something else you like to your protein powder to add some flavour)
  • add a bit of chopped fruit or cacao to add some more flavour (but remember to add this on to the calorie intake if you’re counting!)
  • Whisk all of the ingredients together, you need to give it a bit of a beating because you want the chia seeds to not sink to the bottom and if you mix it well enough then the chia will soften and the mixture will turn into a more gel like substance
  • Pop your pots in the fridge (the longer the better), then once you’ve finished your workout crawl to the fridge and gobble up!

Love Roo xx

 

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Uh-oh! Someone brought cakes to the office!

I work really hard on trying to get fit and healthy but there’s those occasional days (usually someone’s birthday!) where someone brings cakes in to the office!! Thankfully I also work with a load of fitness and health fanatics so I don’t get hassled if I turn something down, but sometimes when someone brings in something this good it’s pretty hard to turn down!

The important thing is to firstly not do it every day and don’t beat yourself up when you do eat something “bad”! I’ll be honest sometimes I still struggle to see it that way because I feel like I’m undoing all of my hardwork. But what I have to remind myself is that it is a treat! I still need to live and enjoy my life! So take a bite of the cupcake and enjoy it, maybe you just don’t go back for a second one!

Love Roo xx

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Sweet Potato Cookies Drizzled in Dark Chocolate

These cookies are almost paleo! To make them paleo you can swap out the peanut butter for almond butter 🙂

My other half seemed really dubious about these because lets be honest sweet potato cookies does sound a bit odd! So firstly insisted he should watch me eat one in case it was horrible and I wouldn’t be able to hide my reaction, then he wanted to eat a bit of mine in case he hated it, followed by him grabbing one off the plate and saying “mmmmm……they’re REALLY nice! I could eat more! But I shouldn’t….”

Sweet potato cookies

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup of peanut butter (or almond butter for paleo option)
  2. 1 sweet potato
  3. 1 scoop of protein powder
  4. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 tbsp honey
  8. Dark chocolate

 

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C and then bake the sweet potato for 40 minutes
  2. Remove the sweet potato from the oven and remove the skin
  3. Mash the flesh in a bowl and then add the peanut butter, vanilla, egg and honey. Mix thoroughly
  4. Then add the cinnamon and the protein powder and fold in completely.
  5. Once this is done you should put some baking paper on a tray and spoon the mixture on to the sheet and this should make around 10 – 12 cookies
  6. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes and then take out to cool.
  7. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a bowl
  8. Once the cookies have cooled slightly you can spoon the melted chocolate on to each cookie
  9. Put in the fridge for the chocolate to set.
  10. Eat and enjoy!

 

Love Roo xx

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